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Rainbow of Ribbons a success

The Barksdale Cancer Foundation hosted a Rainbow of Ribbons Pageant fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 15, at Randolph-Henry High School, raising more than $6,500.

There were six pageant categories, including Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Lil Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss.

The winners were:

Baby Miss-Jalene Meehen

1st runner up-Paisley Newman

2nd runner up-Kali Roberts

Tiny Miss-Aubre Dailey

1st runner up-Braelle Marston

2nd runner up Rylee Barton

Little Miss-Sydney Scruggs

1st runner up-Hayley Wilmouth

2nd runner up-Averie Barton

Junior Miss-Scarlett Hatcher

1st runner up-Syler Railey-Clark

2nd runner up-Paige Smith

Teen Miss-Makala Seamster

1st runner up-Sherie Fredman

2nd runner up-Morgan Shepherd

Miss Rainbow of Ribbons-Cassidy Russell

1st runner up-Jenna Newcomb

2nd runner up-Cheyenne Stembridge

According to President of The Barksdale Cancer Foundation Wendy Lankford, the Barksdale family from Phenix founded the organization in 1999 after they lost three family members in four years to cancer.

Lankford continued to say the foundation keeps all of the funds raised in Charlotte County, and they are used to help people living with cancer.

“There is an overwhelming need for services because there is so much cancer in Charlotte County, which has a poor and aging population and few nearby resources which offer cancer treatments,” explained Lankford.

Lankford said that over the years, the foundation has provided $192,200 to Charlotte County cancer patients.